The Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony begins at 7:30 pm on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Green Field in the presence of the undergraduate candidates, class of 2012-13, dignitaries and special guests, and faculty members.
Parents of graduating students will be asked to head to the Green Field starting 6:00 pm. Seating during the main Commencement Ceremony will be provided on a first come first served basis. For more information, please contact the Events Unit at the Office of Communications, tel. 01-350000, ext: 2685 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program for the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony is as follows:
Lebanese National Anthem - AUB Choir*
Welcoming Address - Peter Dorman, President
Message of the Graduating Class - Mohamed Homayed, Vice President of University Student Faculty Committee
Student Speaker - Omar Ellaz, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Commencement Address - Noam Chomsky, Professor of Linguistics (Emeritus), MIT
Musical interlude** - AUB Choir
Presentation of Candidates for Degrees:
Faculty of Arts and Sciences - Patrick McGreevy, Dean
Rafic Hariri School of Nursing - Huda Abu-Saad Huijer, Director
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture - Makram Suidan, Dean
Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences - Nahla Hwalla, Dean
Faculty of Health Sciences - Iman Nuwayhid, Dean
Suliman S. Olayan School of Business - Salim Chahine, Acting Dean
Alma Mater - AUB Choir
At the end of the ceremony, members of the audience are requested to rise as the Alma Mater is being played,
and to remain standing until after the Recessional.
A special performance will follow the main ceremony.
* AUB Choir conducted by Thomas Kim
** "Ruht wohl" from J. S. Bach's St. John Passion - Vartan Agopian, piano